I initially held off on posting a 2015 NBA Finals prediction thread here because I was afraid of people making rash proclamations that they'd later regret.
However, GSoM's own Andy Liu made some observations on Twitter this weekend that has me re-thinking that.
Larry Bird was a HOFer. Magic Johnson is probably the best PG ever in the NBA. MJ was an excellent scorer. Can Cavs stop Harrison Barnes?— Andy Liu (@AndyKHLiu) May 31, 2015
Like I have said all postseason, people will find a way to convince themselves of anything given time. 7 days is a lot of time.— Andy Liu (@AndyKHLiu) May 31, 2015
And indeed if you look at news articles around the web or tweets from people who have created a voice for themselves, you'll find that Tristan Thompson is an unstoppable force, Stephen Curry is just a shooter, and LeBron James' entire career will be tarnished for losing in his fifth consecutive Finals appearance.
And with that, I've found that much of the reasoning behind the predictions is more interesting that the predictions themselves.
We'll have our own assessments of the Finals coming up over the next couple of days, but I wanted to begin with your predictions first. So vote in the poll and then explain yourself in the comments below.